HARRODSBURG - A skatepark will not be built at Anderson-Dean Community Park for some time, but the interest has not waned.
Two companies that produce the equipment, Skatewave and Premier, stopped by the park here Friday on their way to Danville to demonstrate their wares, said park Director Mark Bryant.
Bryant said he was impressed with both companies' products and that representatives will return for a larger demonstration at Anderson-Dean.
Park Board Chairman Bill Wickliffe said the skatepark is on the board's list of priorities, but that does not mean it will be built soon. Also on that list is a girls' slow-pitch softball field. The skatepark is expected to cost between $72,000-$85,000. The softball field will cost between $100,000-$140,000.
Wickliffe said after the board's monthly meeting Tuesday that both facilities are needed and the level of need is about the same. "The park should provide as much recreation for people from age 2 to 102 as we possibly can."